Psychic Cat is Psychic!

As your number one source on supernatural and pseudoscientific animals (see: Happy the Death Hamster, Oscar the Death Cat, Charlie the Autistic Spaniel, Paul the Psychic Octopus, etc etc), it is our duty here at Skepchick to alert you to the fact that Holly Willoughby’s Siamese cat “Roxy” is a proven psychic!

Holly Willoughby is a former underwear model and current morning TV presenter here in England. Back in April of this year, she interviewed pet psychic Joanne Hull on her show This Morning. Hull told Willoughby*:

‘Roxy has shown me two boys, two babies,’ said the clairvoyant after a reading with the moggy.

‘So there’s another baby coming very soon. Animals can predict what is going to happen.’

I’m so glad she clarified with that last sentence, because otherwise WHAT THE FUCK I would have had some serious issues believing both that a woman can communicate psychically with a cat AND ALSO that cat happens to have the power to see into the future.

Anyway, that was reported on April 9th, 2010. On Monday, November 1, Willoughby announced that OMG yes she is pregnant!

The psychic, of course, is calling this one a win. And man, that is pretty damned spot-on (and even more so if the baby turns out to be a boy!). Right? Right?

Exceeeeeeeeeept . . .

Four days prior to the psychic cat’s prediction, this was all over the gossip rags:

Holly and her husband Dan Baldwin were delighted when she fell pregnant with Harry so quickly and they hoped he’d be the first of several kids in quick succession,’ a source tells Now.

‘Holly wanted to be pregnant before his first birthday, but Harry’s going to be one in May and they’re nowhere near even trying again.

‘I think she’s worried her career has taken over and is limiting her chances of having another baby.’

The 29-year-old is said to be exhausted by the pressure of her hectic work commitments.

‘Holly’s stoic and a hard worker,’ adds the source. ‘She knows how lucky she is, but she hates the fact that her career has started to determine how many kids she may have.’

. . .

A source close to Holly denies that she’ll have to choose between her career and having another child . . .

Yeeeeah, so Holly had already publicly announced her desire for more kids. So which of these scenarios is more likely:

1. Woman can communicate psychically with cat. Cat gazes into future to see owner impregnated by husband (ew, I can’t even stand pets in the same room when I’m getting busy, let alone owning an animal that can supernaturally peer into my sex life).

2. Woman can communicate psychically with cat. Cat reads gossip rags and makes the obvious guess.

3. Woman reads gossip rags and makes the obvious guess.

Personally, I’m going with #3. Or #2. And if we were to once again play yesterday’s game of Misguided Eccentric, Raging Nutter, or Fraudulent Douchebag?, I’m going to have to go out on a limb and say that cat is a total fraud.

*Actual Comedy Quote at the end of that article:

Joanne also ‘spoke’ to a parrot called Percy who told her he wanted to change his name to Rupert.

And a tortoise called Horatio shared his love of climbing over shoes.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. I’ve been told that I’m a psychic when it comes to pu-… what? This is a SFW thread? Gah!

    Lets just say that someone’s future is looking goood.

  2. “I just LOOOOOOOVE climbing over shoes!”

    And I have a psychic connection with MY cat too: she tells me, “I love playing with string! and rolling on the scratchy carpet! and that canned cat food you get? Awesome!”

  3. ‘Holly wanted to be pregnant before his first birthday, but Harry’s going to be one in May and they’re nowhere near even trying again.

    Until her psychic cat predicted the thing she wanted to hear, and suddenly all of her doubts went out the window and she flushed her birth control down the toilet. It wasn’t just the gossip this woman was exploiting, but the doubt and uncertainty she could read between the lines of the gossip. Smart. Smart and repulsive.

  4. My cats are definitely psychic. When it is raining or snowing and they want to go outside, they totally know that I am doing it on purpose just to be a dick. If they weren’t psychic, how would they know this?

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